There were 693 head yarded at Finley last Wednesday, with 130 of them cows.
Not all buyers were in attendance. There were some excellent supplementary fed B muscled yearlings and vealers which sold at improved prices on a fortnight ago.
Beef cows had less competition and came back in price.
There were several lines of fair to good quality heavy Friesian steers offered.
Not all trade cattle were sold as buyers are becoming more selective and some producers are setting higher targets for the effort to finish stock.
The usual mix of plain store conditioned cattle were also on hand with both feedlotters and opportunistic restockers purchasing a few.
A sign of the times as more young calves are being split and both the calves and cows being sold.
The vealers ranged from 306c to 331c/kg. The supplementary fed yearling steers ranged from 290c to 330c, while the grain finished yearling heifers made from 280c to 324c/kg.
There were no heavy beef bullocks about. The 400-500kg C3 and C4 steers made from 265c to 305c with a B muscled grain assisted steer reaching 326c/kg.
The 500-600kg steers ranged from 268c to 300c/kg.
Medium and heavy Friesian steers ranged from 176c to 200c/kg.
The beef cows sold at cheaper rates and made between 168c to 215c, while the dairy portion made from 166c to 187c and the best bulls reached 210c/kg.